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Moving pictures, #26

MOAR MOVIES…

The Saragossa Manuscript*, Wojciech Has (1965, Poland). Imagine the Arabian Nights set in eighteenth-century Spain but with a Polish cast speaking Polish throughout, and you might get some of the flavour of… 1 662 mots de plus

Films

The Taking of Tiger Mountain

An historical epic about war, adventure, spies, snowy landscapes… and tigers. What else can you ask for?

« Retribution comes to all, eventually. »

To understand what this film is about, a bit of historical background might be necessary for western audiences. 1 621 mots de plus

Review

A BETTER TOMORROW II - A REVIEW BY J.D. LAFRANCE

After the smash box office success of A Better Tomorrow (1986) in its native country of Hong Kong and other Asian territories, the film’s producer Tsui Hark convinced its director John Woo to quickly crank out a sequel imaginatively titled… 1 533 mots de plus

Film Review

The Bodyguard


Martial arts fans anticipating Sammo Hung Kam-bo’s first directorial effort in close to 20 years will be left sorely disappointed by The Bodyguard.
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Review

The Blade (1995)

A remake of Shaw Brothers classic The One-armed Swordsman, this high octane slice and dice martial arts movie is a little crude and melodramatic by today’s standards, but it still has power. 139 mots de plus

Film

Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

Once Upon a Time in China / Tsui Hark / 1991 / 

Active Ingredients: Creative and exciting action; Themes of tradition and modernity
Side Effects: 793 mots de plus

5 Stars